|What is CCA?||In the Spotlight||Recent CCA News|
|The Coastal Conservation Association is a national not for profit organization that is comprised of 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Atlantic seaboards.
The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of these coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.
CCA’s strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership.
From Puget Sound to South Texas to the upper reaches of Maine, CCA’s grassroots influence is felt through state capitals, U.S. Congress and, most importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our coastal marine resources.
Read more by following the link below and join us in helping conserve our coastal resources.
|Gamefish Bill Set for 2013
The Gamefish Bill is an act to designate red drum, striped bass and spotted sea trout as coastal game fish. It is designed to help foster a recreational fishery currently worth exponentially more in dollars and jobs than the commercial fishery.
The bill would enhance a public trust resource for the citizens of North Carolina (and other states) and would help end over-fishing and bring North Carolina in compliance with the Fisheries Reform Act of 1997. Similar to game fish bills that have been successfully implemented in Texas and Florida, the Gamefish Bill would require that these species be harvested by hook-and-line only and it would prohibit the sale of these species.
Click to see Current HB 983: H.B. 983 – 2013 Fisheries Economic Development Act